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Although I ntl of (tinning Period I*?
Tuo?ala>. H?'|mti l>) ( en-* ts Bureau
Will Not he Is-atcd I iilll Januury !>
New Orleans. Der. 29.?Ti e cotton
market promises to he quiet agiln
this week. Ther* will b?? only ono
hoiniaN New Year's day. but thS
will break the trad..ig up considerable
and probably \ ery few operations of
any sis* will be undertaken.
The most Interesting; Item In eon
i with thn- coming week Is th"
fact that Tuesday ends th> present
ginning period, although tho repor;
?a It by the census bureau will not
be 'ssiicd until Januarv *?. This re
pc-'-t I? considered '.mportant by huih
sld -a, and It Is certain that private
bureau estimates of the amotinr >f
cotton ginned during the period will
be eagerly received and they may in?
fluence prices one way or another,
although the privat? bureau esti?
mates laat period were considerably
out of hne with the actual figures. At
the moment beara seem to thins the
report will favor them.
signs of a further falling off in the
extort movement will Ik* looked f^r
this we? a.
? lining ocean freight rates haw
been ac epted as proof that the for
t<tn drrand Is not as good a?i It wa?
and In som* quarters It is cUlmod
that Jaiuary* shipments will not be
The principal point In this relation
>? to the effect such developments
will have on spot demand. Any
weakening In the spot sltuaton will
have a iptick and depressing influence
on the future market
Great Interest la being taken in
new crop preparat'ons and all parts
of the belt wilt be watched this week
In order that the amount of new crop
work may be sised up. Hears think
the acreage thla season will UfeUI
all records and are securing informa?
tion from all sections of the South
Ii back up their claim. A greaf
mount .?' winter plowing has already
keen 0aunj ami bsnteexssd ufttvttg pJosit
this line may have a bearish Influ?
ence on the new crop months.
MARTIN SMITH DK AD.
Senator Smith's Son Dies at Lyn? li
bunr ??- Ucsult*. of Xmns Da> Ac
nith. only *?n ??f Senator
. died at Senator Smith's
D,..k ><?uo' M .nday nigh' at D>
0 clock as the result of a deplorable
a<vtdent which occurred w.dle young
Smith and his father were hunting on
1 : hntm ui 'ds\] when Um young ? ig
and his father had been out some
time on that duy. they nat down on a
loa to rest Martin laid the rifle
which he carried against a nearby
tree, and It fell down, the load it
d'scharged entering into young
Smith's stomach. The young man
waa Immediately ren ov??d to his home.
SSld hope was entertained for his re?
covery almost up to the hour that he
?died Monday night, however, about y
"'clock complications set In which
a used the death of Mr. Smith at
bout 10 o'clock. He was only twen
y years of age.
HI MDI \ I IV \< K I ID >M l?\N Dl \
I HI I*
aft Return* to t% ?rk In Wa-dilngion
?Mssh Pleural With Trip.
A'aahlnat .n. I?. < 31. ? Much
leased OVUf hi* visit to the Pnngggs
anal and th.- conditions he found
existing then. President Taft r?turn
ed to the White Ifgejnf today and im?
mediately plunged Into tho max* of
business ml correspondence which
had accumulated dur ng bis absein,
and needed t ? re -nil att.-n;bm
The president was mpanled t<>
Washlnston by .Mm Tiff and Col
and Mrs. George W Goethals. For
severe, hours after reaehing the ex
ecutlve oftVe* the pr.-s ib nt d.w.ted
hl? time to business matters If.- re
reived a few visitors during the day
an I bite in the iftefnoog found time
to play golf.
President T .fi way abs. nt from
Washington 12 duys. three of whh-h
were spent in a eafeful snamlnatlog
of ihe p . Krr-h ii ids in th? const ruc?
tion of the Hanau,.i . mil
There I* genfjujf in f.i BJ sj| iti .Hin?
ter Qsejsjty, otherwise ihe farmers
could not annualH bu) Sn m nr. W. -
tern gsttloi and h. | k
It will noon be .? m itl.no tnaan's
jot. to keep tr oi. . r h t m ,,, (I1>
trains come into und leave Bumter In
a day; fact In. it involves .piite .,
little brain work now
r?#Mtor Da\e\. of Ohle has idmln
UUered treatment to angine rs ' f sum?
t? r s many bountiful shade ireea with
apparently excellent fSSUltS Tie
t'lvie Lesnrue, niso w.-re the backen
of this w?.rk. deservi praise for their
efforts to save ib.- tr.-s
Blti sTKIKK OF GARMKNT M.VK
KM IN NEU YORK.
?vihIm t s of Mate Board I'rgos That
Something lie l>onc to Bring Walk?
out |Q an l '"I
Now Y.k. Dec. 30.?strong tfforta
er?- made toilay to bring to an eni1
y mediation and ari?itration the
strike of workers in the men's cloth?
ing manufacturing trade which be?
gan this morning with the refusal of
operatives variously estimated to
number from 50,000 to 150,0(0 to go
to work" because they desire hlghe
ay nnd better working conditions
from their employers, members of the
New York Clothiers' association. The
strike affects sume 4,000 shops in
>tk, Brooklyn, Newark and
John J. Bealin of the State board
of mediation and arbitration confer?
red with r? ? j>reS4? 111 a11\ cs of the cloth
les' association and of the United
'??Iis (Janmnt Workers ?tnd will re?
port to the board on 111?? Advisability
f conducting an Investigation of the
?ondltions under which garment
n akOff work.
The International Peace forum also
esumod its efforts looking to media?
tion. It presented to both employers
md operatives a plan for submitting
to them a ?8t of governors of ten
states, ten educators, ten United
States senators and ten clergymen
from whom five or seven men shMl
be selected to hear arguments and
submit findings which shall be bind?
ing to the manufacture: s and their
"The strik?- h is assumed serious
proportions," M. Bealin said, "and
there 1" grave danger that It will
?d to oher cities."
S me of the strike leaders predict?
ed that Rochester, Baltimore, Pitts?
burgh Cincinnati, Chicago, St. Louis,
Philadelphia and Utlca concerns
probably would be affected by th?
The only violence r? ported as a re?
sult of the walkout occurred in
Brooklyn. The disorders were not
serious. Leaders of the strikers say
they are frowning upon all efforts at
violence. The strikers held 30 mass
meetings today and predictions were
made by them that 200,000 workers
would be out by the end of the week.
Strike leaders at a mass meeting
of garmnt markers tonight refused
to allow I>r. William Carter, general
secretary of the International Peace
forum, to put before the assembled
workers the society's arbitration plan.
Pr. Tarter was told it was "too early
in the strike" to consider a mediation
It was announced 0 file tally at strike
headquarters th it the number of op?
erates out tonight is 73,000.
BoMonlaiis May Join.
Boston, Dec. 30.?The delegates
and officers of the seven unions in
Boston of the Unlttd Qarmont Work?
?fl of America tonight Voted full
support to the New York city gar
Bient workers who are on strike.
Union officials said that a vote on
Ike question of the local unions going
on a sympathetic strike will be taken
m it week.
Disri v \ky ?ALES HK.WV
Figures Will Oo To \arly gl,fO,OOfl
VccMii'ding to Bnoiaeatei by the
Columbia. Dec. 31.?That the lalei
of the dispensar es of the s.\?n COUn
llei of South Cirolina retaining the
rotem will almost equal tin- sales ol
Ike old Hate dispensary was ike stat?
inem mule yesterday by Mose 11
Mol ley. State dispensary auditor. It
|| ? \pected that the report for the
reaf lO bi issued in a few days will
ihow the tootl sabs to be marly
v I 000,001 The total sales by the
State dispensary averaged about $3,
in the opinion of v.r. Mobley Iht
large sales by the county dispensa?
ries art accounted for by the pur
. bases I > dtlaons residlni In "dry 1
countlea The total salei b) the roun
t\ d km so series last year amounted to
\\\lol Hh\ UN M l p \ iu ELH
Met. hnn - Win \\aii Themselves of
Oppurtunltj Offered for Increasing
Mail Ordt r Buelncwa.
Many Bumlef merchants are d
r id) preparing fot Ike increase the>
I an confident will come in out >f
? >wn bualm I when Ike parcels post
Ian goes into effect January 1st,
, in ?peaking' of tie expected bene?
fits to merchants and consumers to
be derived from the new system on?
merchant stated Ikal he was prepar?
ing lo advertss extensively the work?
ings of the now pystem arid the op?
portunities it offered residents I'lolig
Ike R i?'. 11 routes ami in m arby
towns of shopping by mall when it
Was Impossible to go in person. He
ild further that he was confident tin
system would prove ? very valuable
benefit to tin public generally.
said TO ham: TAKEN TURKISH
Naval Battle Off Tenedoa?Newa
Agenc) Dispatch Reporte Severe
Lonnes fror Greeka in right at Ben.
London, Deo. 81,-TheTimei pub
Hahei 11." following dlsptch from Bel?
"it is reported that the ministry
of war hag received a telegram stat?
ing that Scutari has fallen before a
Sei Vlan attack."
A naval battle between Turkish and
dreck forces occurred today off the
island of Tenedoa, In which the Greeks
suffered severe losses, according to a
news agency dispatch reeclved from
A TERRIBLE TALE.
Redtnl of Servian Atrocities From
London, ' >c, 81,?A terrible reci?
tal of arocitles front information
gathered from Austro-Hungarian
I uthorltleS Is given in the official re?
ports, i deliberate policy of extermina?
tion of Moslems adopted by the Ber
vlan Gen, Janovltch on the march of
his army through Albania to the sea
B two n Kumnnovn and Uskup 3,
000 were killed and near Prisrend
nearly 3,000 were massacred under
circumstances of the most "horrible
cruelty. Villages were burnd and
the fleeing inhabitants were shot
down. Helpless women were forced
to watch their children hacked to
pieces with bayonets.
BxeCUtlons were the daily diversion
Of the Servian soldiers.
Wherever persons were found in
po^. ssion of arms they ware shot or
hanged, The route of the troops on
their march was lined with gallows on
which the bodies of Albanians were
left hanging. The atrocities were not
even confined to Albanians. At Al
vosoma the Servian commander in?
vited the soldiers to return and sur?
render their urns, and they were im?
mediately cut down. In many cases
the Servians killed their prisoners.
Near Kratova Gen. Stephanoviteh
placed hundreds of prisoners in two
tows and shot them down with ma?
chine guns. Gen. Zikovitch ordered
950 Albanians and Turks killed be?
cause they had opposed his progress.
hov man ia may act.
May Tnke Forcible runfnstun of De>
Cologne, Germany, Dec. 30.?Rou?
manians action, In cage her demands
for territory from Bulgaria are r
fused, may take the form of armed
seizure of the districts desired. At
least, this is Indicated in the Cologne
Gazette's inspired Berlin dispatch,
which dec lares that the Roumanian
minister of the interior on his pro?
posed trip to London, will visit Vien?
na. Berlin and Paris, and discuss with
the bailing stateamen the questions
a high license whiskey measure
win be Introduced at the next session
of the general assembly by a member
of the Charleston county delegation
according to Maj. Daniel l. stnkler.
He said that the measure had not
been drawn, but that tho various pro?
visions were under consideration.
Notice of Teachers' r.xumiuutiou.
An examinath n f<u* teachers will
be held In the County Court House
on Friday, January loth, beginning
at 9 a. m. Questions will be based
on state Adopted T< xt Booka
J. HERBERT HAYNSWORTH,
County Superintendent of education.
TAX RETURNS FOR 1918.
Notice Is hereby given that I will
attend in person or by deputy at the
following places on im* days Indicat?
ed, respectively for the purpose of re?
ceiving returns of personal property
and poll taxes, for the fiscal year
Commencing January 1st, 1913.
All mabs between the ages of 81
and 60 years, must make returns as
to whether or not they are Habh foi
road duty for the year 1918.
TlndalS, Tuesday, January 7.
Privateer, Wednesday, January 8.
Levl Biding, Thursday, January 9,
Wedgefleld, Kriday, January 10.
Claremont, Tuesday, January 14,
Hagood, Wednesday, January 16.
Itembert's, Thursday, January 16.
i?i Isell, Fridn y, January 17
limgdon, Monday, January 20.
Mayeavlllc, Tuesday, January 81,
Pleasant drove, Wednesday, Janu?
Mhlloh, Thursday, January
Norn.l cross Itoads, Kriday, Jan?
uary L' I.
Oswego, Monday, January 27,
All persons whose duty it is to make
returns should be prompt to meet at
these ap ihtments All returns must
he made before February L'iuh, 1913,
It E WILDESK,
A udltor Samt, t < 'ounty.
Bumter, g, C? Dec, 1918,
Pit ESI DENT-ELECT WD HOUSE
LEADER DISCUSS TARIFF.
Governor Says No Conclusions Ilu\e
Been Reached in Mooting With
Trenton, x. J., Dec. 81.?President?
elect Wilson finished his political ac?
tivities tor the year 1912 by complet?
ing today the series of c< nferences he
planned soon after election with lead?
ers of the Democratic party.
The president-elect had a long talk
With ('scar Underwood, Democrat?
ic leader of the house, discussing prin?
cipally plans for tariff revision, but
nothing definite came from either
man after the conference'to indicate
wh.?t particular schedules would be
taken up or other details of what nay
be expected in the coming extra ses?
Gov. Wilson said he merely had
asked and obtained from Mr. Under?
wood what he sought from W. J.
Bryan and Speaker champ Clark,
with whom he previously had con?
ferred?his views and opinion about
the personnel of the administration
and executive policies.
"Mr. Underwood and I,' said Gov
Wilson, "went through the process of
consultation that 1 adopted with the
other men who have been to see 'ne.
I asked his advice as to men and
no asurea. We spent most of the time
outlining and discussing the pros and
cons of the programme for the extia
session. We did not come to any con?
clusions; we just canvassed matters,'
Gov, Wilson was asked if a date
was decided upon for the extra ses?
"We took that up only casually,"
was the reply. "Mr. Underwood
thought, as we all think, that the
earlier it is called the better."
The grove nor declared, however,
that while he soon might decide on
just what da.e the extra session should
convene, he would not make the an?
nouncement until after he had been
Mr. Wilson added that in his con?
ference he had talked over the ad?
visability of a large or small pro
j gramme for the extra session and that
Mr. I'nderwood had expressed his
ideas on the subject.
'No conclusions were reached,"
said the governor, with a smile inti?
mating that there was no particular
necessity for an early decision of this
When Mr. I'nderwood left the gov?
ernor's office he declined to mention
Specific things he had talked about.
' I'd prefer to leave that to the
governor," he said. "I had a very
satisfactory talk and a very pleasant
one. It was largely about what will
come up at the extra sesion and not
so much about the cabinet."
Mr. Underwood was asked whether
tie re Wouid be any factional troubles
in the house and whether In view of
Mr. Bryan's opposition to him early
last year, any disension was ex?
"There won't be any trouble," he
said. "You remember the woolen
ihedule when there was only one
Toole's Parly Prolific Cotton Seed.
Yields over 40 per cent lint. Fruits
heavily. Write for sample and
G. L. TOOLE,
Alkon. s. c.
Geo. H. Hurst,
UNDERTAKER AN D EMBALM ER,
Prompt attention to day or night
AT OLD J. D. CRA1G STAND. 202 N
Day Phone 530. Night Phone SOI.
The Jewelry Store
Von will generali) lind that lt*a
an altogether superior article.
Haven*! you noticed It ?
Vca, it COHtH more, hut think what
you are getting.
Why, often the handles in one of
the umbrellas that we cost
more?are worth more?than
half a dor.cn dry goods store
\ splendid selection we show!
\\ Duldn'l you like tu see it ?
$5.00 to $30.00.
We engrave them tree of charge.
lilt AMI OPTIC AN.
vote againet nv?well, that perhape
might represent what factional dif?
ferences there are. The friends of
Mr. Bryan. I should say, are very
likely to be the friends of President
Mr. Underwood said he wanted the
tariff to be "thoroughly considered
from top to bottom."
"Every schedule will be taken up
separately," he added. "Then we can
put In an enacting clause at the top
of each schedule and put that through
separately or we can put the whole
thin-.; through in the form of one
bill. That will be a matter of choice,
It was the llrst time .Mr. Under?
wood had conferred with Gov. Wil?
son since July, shortly after the Bal?
timore convention. Since that time,
however, there has been fI equent
Corres( undence between them.
The president-elect soon will begin
more conferences with leaders. Sen?
ators Hoke Smith of Georgia, O'Gor
man of New York and Gore of Okla?
homa probably will be among his
visitors next week.
TO FIGHT CATTLE TICK.
'ommittee Will Ask for gloo.000
Froin Governnsj nf?Hearing Be?
Columbia, Dec. 31.?The United
stat?s government will be asked to
appropriate $400,000 for the eradica?
tion of the cattle tick in the South.
A committee of the Southern Asso?
ciation of Agricultural Commission?
ers will appear before the appropria?
tion committee of the house on Fri?
day of this week and ask for the
appropriation. The matter will be
g ven a hearing by the senate com?
Commissioner Watson has been
invited to attend and present the
cause of th.- association. He was
forced to decline on account of work
on his annual report.
Uncle Sam's postoffice clerks are
just now beginning to breathe free?
ly after the tremendous influx and
outpour of Old Santa's packages, post?
cards, and letters.
Your self-interest demands that you do not post?
pone till the eleventh hour your Ford purchase?
nor should you forget that many prospective buy?
ers of FORD cars were disappointed last season
because they failed to place early orders. And you
must not forget that the more we build?the better
we build them. FORD value today Is infinitely
greater than it was when the volume was smaller
?and the price higher. The demand is big.
D. C. Shaw.
We are prepared to furnish this product at prices that will enable
every farmer to use it. We have a very low price this year and
nothing will do your land more good, especially run down lands,
or lew and sour land. It is necessary for all leguminous crops
such as Alfalfa, clover, vetch, peas, etc. Get our prices in car
lots or In smaller quantities. Samples on request.
BOOTH-HARBY LIVE STOCK COMPANY,
SUMTER, S. C.
WHEN IN NEED OF A GOOD WORK
EASY. HONEST AND WELL MADE.
Ask For the
; Witherspoon Bros. Shoe Mfg. Go.
I MTER, S. C.
Sold by all RESPONSIBLE merchants.
Buy them and cut your Shoe bill 25 per cent.
MOLES and WARTS
Removed with MOLI SOFF, without pain ?r danger, no matter
how large, or how tar raised ahovc iltc surface of tlie skUs, And
lite) will never return, ami no trace or *vnr will he left. MOI.I">?
OFF la applied tlircctlj to <! c MOLE i \\ l KT, wrliich entirety
dtanitiM'itr* In about -?\ days, killing Ihe germ ami lenving the ?bin
smooth ami natural.
MOLESOFF Is put up onl) In One Dollar bottles
Bach bottle is neatly packed In a plain case, accompanied by full
directions, and contains enough remedy to remove eight or ten
urdinan MOLES or W \HTS. We soil MOLE80FF under ;i positive
UUAKAXTKE if it falls t?? remove your MOLE or WART, We will
promptly refund the dollar.
Florida Distributing Company Department, IVn?acola Pis